Excerpt from The Education of the Clergy at the Universities: A Sermon Preached Before the University of Oxford, on Commemoration Sunday, June 11, 1882
N old ordinance of the University prescribed that the sermons on the Sunday preceding the first Tuesday in July should be preached by two Doctors of Divinity, with a special preference for those who, during the year, had been admitted to that degree. A change made some ten years ago adapted the letter of that ordinance to its spirit by fixing as the date of this special nomination of preachers that Sunday which has practically become the last in our academic year of residence, the Sunday before Commemoration. However much all the old ceremonies and formalities connected with taking degrees in the higher faculties have been modified and discontinued, I imagine that there still survives in the arrangements of the present day a suggestion that on this occasion there should be some exhibition of the relation in which Theo logy stands to other studies of the University, or some discussion of its method, condition, and contemporary aspects. And therefore, having been called upon by the vice-chancellor this year to perform this public function, I have thought it not inappropriate to bring before the notice of the University the subject of the education of the future clergy of the Church of England in the Uni versities under existing circumstances.
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